As we enter the week of Christmas you will most likely be with family, friends and surrounded by more people than you normally would be. Cue excitement, enjoyment and also, sometimes a wee bit of anxiety. We wanted to share 2 friendly holiday golden rules that we’ve been learning that are good to acknowledge for holiday gatherings:
Try not to be easily offended. Someone will probably say something to you that might offend you. Just roll with it. Try not to take everything personally. If you mentally have that mindset of not being “easily offended" it can make conversations and interactions much smoother. Know that the ones surrounding you LOVE you. Know that people generally aren’t trying to be hurtful or offend you…doing this is not always easy but it’s worth it. Just smile, nod, practice that self-control and make like T-swift and “Shake It Off.”
It’s okay to take a grown-up time out. Make a rule before entering the holidays that it’s okay to take time away from the people you love and adore. If you need to take time to be alone, DO IT. Don’t let guilt have a voice to try and tell you that you need every, single second participating with the people surrounding you. Know that if you need to take a drive for that “special errand” or if you need to go take a nap…that’s 100% okay. Seriously, everyone will be better for it. Self-care is important.
Wishing the smoothest holiday gatherings ever!